Retirement & Senior Care

Did You Know?

The median property tax in Hamilton County is $1,408, whereas the national average sits at $2,127 per year.

A mild climate, low cost of living, safe communities, award-winning health care, and plentiful options for dining and recreation make Chattanooga an idyllic home for seniors and a great place to retire.

 

It’s no secret that aging adults are turning to Chattanooga for their retirement needs. Niche.com, a ranking and review site, lists Chattanooga as the “#1 Best Place to Retire in Tennessee.” On a national scale, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine highlights Chattanooga as a great place for baby boomers due to its thriving neighborhoods, affordable homes, and widely available heath care.

Averaging 210 sunny days, Chattanooga boasts four seasons and the ideal climate for outdoor activity year-round. The average annual high temperature is 72 degrees and the average annual low temperature is 50.

Residents of the Chattanooga area enjoy a low cost of living. On a scale where 100 is the national average, Chattanooga scores an impressive 87.5. Low property taxes and affordable housing are a few of the biggest factors in the city’s score.

Seniors have the choice of several safe neighborhoods in Hamilton County, with low-maintenance homes, condos, and apartments available to buy or rent. Many properties are located near walking and biking trails and provide access to swimming pools, clubhouses, and tennis courts.

Retirement and senior care communities offer independent and assisted living, along with specialized nursing and Alzheimer’s care. Trained caregivers meet the needs of residents, whether they require transportation, full-service care, or minimal assistance. Life Care Centers of America and Century Park Associates in Cleveland, Tennessee, along with Morning Pointe and Independent Health Care Properties in Ooltewah, are established communities recognized nationally for their senior care.

Award-winning health care, from rehabilitation hospitals to 24-hour emergency departments, is readily available to Chattanooga residents. CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, Kindred Hospital, and Tennova Healthcare –Cleveland are just a few of the quality organizations offering exceptional and convenient care to patients.

Seniors seeking to earn a degree, develop a skill, or simply learn something new can take advantage of Chattanooga’s educational opportunities. Many colleges in the area offer programs in adult
education, and historical sites and museums cater to interests in art, science, music, and history. Additionally, local businesses and religious organizations provide new opportunities for personal growth and enrichment.

Chattanooga is home to miles of green space, trails, and lakes, and active adults can explore more than 50 trailheads within a half hour of downtown. The popular Riverwalk proves that beautiful scenery is accessible without ever leaving the city.

Dining and shopping amenities abound and can be accessed via bike, shuttle service, or walking path. From craft coffee to hand-cut pastas, Chattanooga’s buzzing food scene offers a variety of cuisines, while destinations like Warehouse Row and the Chattanooga Market provide the ideal backdrop for an afternoon outing.


ALZHEIMER’S CARE FACILITY

Alexian Brothers PACE
425 Cumberland St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-0802
alexianpacetn.org

Ascension Living Valley Residence
1164 Mountain Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 875-6110
alexianbrothers.net

Brookdale Senior Living
1775 Mt. Vernon Dr. NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 473-7300
brookdale.com

Elmcroft of Hamilton Place
1502 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 485-9496
elmcroft.com

Elmcroft of Shallowford
7127 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-8133
elmcroft.com

The Health Center at Standifer Place
2626 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-1599
standiferplace.org

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga
7620 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 551-4190
morningpointe.com

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale
9300 Messinger Ln.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 396-4700
morningpointe.com

The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Hixson Alzheimer’s Memory Care
5501 Old Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 847-1370
morningpointe.com

The Terrace at Mountain Creek
1005 Mountain Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 874-0200
theterraceatmountaincreek.com

Woodland Terrace
8249 Standifer Gap Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-1716

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
Ascension Living Alexian Village
437 Alexian Way
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-0100
alexianbrothers.net

The Bridge at Ooltewah
5901 Snow Hill Rd.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 760-8540
bridgeatooltewah.com

Brookdale Cleveland
2745 Executive Park NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 438-0062
brookdale.com

Brookdale Hixson
4515 Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 877-8771
brookdale.com

Davis Retirement Home
1106 Duncan Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 697-0733

Dominion of Hixson
2143 Northpoint Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37343
(423) 805-9800
dominionseniorliving.com

Elmcroft of Hamilton Place
1502 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 485-9496
elmcroft.com

Elmcroft of Shallowford
7127 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-8133
elmcroft.com

Garden Plaza At Cleveland
3500 Keith St. NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 479-4447
gardenplazaatcleveland.com

The Health Center at Standifer Place
2636 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-2188
standiferplace.org

Hickory Valley by BrightSpace Senior Living
6705 Ballard Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-0508
brightspaceseniorliving.com
hickoryvalleyretirement.com

Majestic Manor and Eagle Crest Assisted Living
8248 Standifer Gap Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-6463
eaglecrestassistedliving.com

Manorhouse Assisted Living
1148 Mountain Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 870-5900
manorhouseretirement.com

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at
Shallowford Assisted Living
7719 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 296-0097
morningpointe.com


 

 


Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove Assisted Living
9650 Leyland Dr.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 396-6999
morningpointe.com

Morning Pointe of Hixson Assisted Living
5501 Old Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 847-1370
morningpointe.com

Morningside of Cleveland
2900 Westside Dr. NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 614-5424
fivestarseniorliving.com

Regency House Assisted Living
2062 Hamill Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 870-0050
regencyhouse-hixson.com

Rose of Sharon Senior Villa
5410 Lee Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37410
(423) 822-7673
sharonseniorservices.com

Southern Heritage Assisted Living
5310 Clemons Rd.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 490-0119
southern-heritage.net

Southern Oaks Assisted Living
7230 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 499-8500
southernoaks.us

Summit View Senior Community
825 Runyan Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 875-6723
summitview.info

The Terrace at Mountain Creek
1005 Mountain Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 874-0200
theterraceatmountaincreek.com

HOSPICE

Avalon Hospice – Chattanooga
7625 Hamilton Park Dr., Ste. 19
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-3737
curohealthservices.com
avalon-hospice.com

The Health Center at Standifer Place
2626 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-1599
standiferplace.org

Hospice of Chattanooga
4411 Oakwood Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 892-4289
hospiceofchattanooga.org

Woodland Terrace
8249 Standifer Gap Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-1716

INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITY

Ascension Living Alexian Grove
100 Asbury Oak Ln.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 825-5557
alexianbrothers.net

Ascension Living Alexian Village
437 Alexian Way
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-0100
alexianbrothers.net

Creekside at Shallowford
7511 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 485-9933
holidaytouch.com

East Ridge Residence
1417 N. Mack Smith Rd.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 899-6370
eastridgeretirementcenter.com

Elmcroft of Shallowford
7127 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-8133
elmcroft.com

Garden Plaza At Cleveland
3500 Keith St. NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 479-4447
gardenplazaatcleveland.com

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove
4586 Forsythia Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 396-5100
gardenplazagreenbriarcove.com


 


The Health Center at Standifer Place
2626 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-1599
standiferplace.org

Hickory Valley by BrightSpace Senior Living
6705 Ballard Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-0508
brightspaceseniorliving.com
hickoryvalleyretirement.com

NHC HealthCare Chattanooga
2700 Parkwood Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-1533
nhcchattanooga.com

Summit View Senior Community
825 Runyan Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 875-6723
summitview.info

The Terrace at Mountain Creek
1005 Mountain Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 874-0200
theterraceatmountaincreek.com

IN-HOME CARE

Addus Chattanooga
7315 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-7000
addus.com

Alexian Brothers Live at Home and Home Care
250 E. 10th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 634-0814
alexianbrothers.net

Alexian Brothers PACE
425 Cumberland St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-0802
alexianpacetn.org

Amara Home Care Inc.
2821 Cummings Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 756-2411
amaracare.com

Assisted Services at Standifer Place – Home Care
2636 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-2188
standiferplace.org

ArKridge HomeCare, LLC
3001 S. Broad St., Ste. 202
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 648-1609
arkridgehomecare.com

BrightStar Care of Chattanooga
6016B Shallowford Rd., Ste. 1300
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 296-6640
brightstarcare.com/chattanooga

CareAssist
P.O. Box 4285
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 875-4254
careassist.net

Caring Senior Service of Hamilton County
100 Cherokee Blvd., Ste. 305
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 826-0266
chattanooga.caringseniorservice.com

Comfort Keepers of Chattanooga
633 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37450
(706) 937-9955
chattanooga-681.comfortkeepers.com

ContinuCare Health Services, Inc.
1501 Riverside Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 386-1000
continucarehealthservices.com

Guardian Home Care & Hospice
6116 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 114
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-6233
accentcare.com

Guardian Home Care & Hospice
3555 Keith St., Ste. 106
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 473-8886
accentcare.com

The Health Center at Standifer Place
2636 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-2188
standiferplace.org

Home Instead Senior Care
7104 Bonny Oaks Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 893-9993
homeinstead.com

Preferred Care at Home of Chattanooga
1400 McCallie Ave., Ste. 220
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 531-8696
preferhome.com

Senior Helpers
7155 Lee Hwy., Ste. 600
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 710-1500
seniorhelpers.com/chattanooga

SENIOR SERVICES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS

Alexian Brothers Live at Home and Home Care
250 E. 10th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 634-0814
alexianbrothers.net

Alexian Brothers PACE
425 Cumberland St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-0802
alexianpacetn.org

Foresight, LLC
P.O. Box 25348
(423) 432-7514
planwithforesight.com

SKILLED IN-HOME CARE

Alexian Brothers PACE
425 Cumberland St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-0802
alexianpacetn.org

Avalon Hospice – Chattanooga
7625 Hamilton Park Dr., Ste. 19
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-3737
curohealthservices.com
avalon-hospice.com


CHI Memorial Health at Home
1949 Gunbarrel Rd., Ste. 250
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 495-8550
memorial.org/health-at-home

ContinuCare Health Services, Inc.
1501 Riverside Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 386-1000
continucarehealthservices.com

Guardian Home Care & Hospice
6116 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 114
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-6233
accentcare.com

Guardian Home Care & Hospice
3555 Keith St., Ste. 106
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 473-8886
accentcare.com

NHC HomeCare
5959 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 539
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 877-1716
mynhchomecare.com

SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

Ascension Living Alexian Village Health and Rehabilitation Center
635 Alexian Way
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 517-9503
alexianbrothers.net

The Health Center at Standifer Place
2626 Walker Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-1599
standiferplace.org

Life Care Center of Cleveland
3530 Keith St. NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 476-3254
lifecarecenterofcleveland.com

Life Care Center of Collegedale
9210 Apison Pk.
Collegedale, TN 37315
(423) 396-2182
lifecarecenterofcollegedale.com

Life Care Center of East Ridge
1502 McDonald Rd.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 894-1254
lifecarecenterofeastridge.com

Life Care Center of Hixson
5798 Hixson Home Pl. Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-0049
lifecarecenterofhixson.com

Life Care Center of Ooltewah
5911 Snow Hill Rd.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 531-0600
lifecarecenterofooltewah.com

Life Care Center of Red Bank
1020 Runyan Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 877-1155
lifecarecenterofredbank.com

NHC HealthCare Chattanooga
2700 Parkwood Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-1533
nhcchattanooga.com

Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center
701 Sequoyah Rd.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-0060
soddydaisyhealthcare.com

Woodland Terrace
8249 Standifer Gap Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-1716

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